Aurelia Probiotic Skincare continually seeks scientific excellence by pushing the boundaries of skincare. We are passionate about providing women with revolutionary, next generation probiotic technology combined with ethically sourced 100% BioOrganic botanical formulations.
Our scientifically proven, evidence based skincare works by helping to manage the level of inflammation within the skin, the main cause of skin ageing. It does this by moderating molecules called cytokines which mediate our body's natural immune response. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare protects against skin ageing, regenerates cell metabolism, prevents cellular DNA damage, boosts hyaluronic acid tenfold and increases collagen synthesis by 140% leaving you with glowing radiant skin.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare prides itself on its beautiful mix of science and natural luxury. All products are free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, sulphates, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, PEGs, TEA and DEA. We never test on animals.
We are a British company and manufacture in England.
The term 'BioOrganic' encompasses the natural and ethically sourced 'BioOrganic' plant and flower botanicals used throughout Aurelia's probiotic skincare range. These are also organically harvested in the majority of cases.
We are passionate about responsible sourcing, seeking to balance factors alongside performance. We partner with not-for-profit organisations who work on the ground to ensure a sustainable supply of the unique botanicals our research and development team desire. The ethics and organic practices are also reviewed to determine the best source for us. We pay a fair trade price to the communities that collect and harvest for us across the world in remote areas. This dramatically improves their quality of life, helping to provide additional income for food, schooling and housing. Wider benefits are also being seen in the increasing biodiversity of these regions; trees previously being cut down are now seen as valuable commodities and are being protected.
Please view our recent African research trip which shows the harvesting process of Omega-rich Baobab and skin-firming Kigelia Africana. This was shot in the Rift Valley near Lake Malawi within one of our rural communities.
We have a strong ethical pulse within Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. This is reflected not only through our sourcing practices but by the way we carefully consider our packaging to ensure the best is achieved for our products while minimising its impact upon the environment. All our bottles, card and paper are 100% recyclable.
We are a 'Cruelty Free International certified' company that supports the end to animal testing for cosmetics. The leaping bunny mark is placed on our labels and outer boxes, offering peace of mind for all our customers. This stipulates that no animal testing is conducted or commissioned for finished cosmetic products or ingredients by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date. This required total transparency by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare enabling Cruelty-Free international to independently audit us throughout our supply chains to ensure that we adhere to its animal testing policy and the Standard's strict criteria.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is free from: synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, sulphates, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, PEGs, TEA and DEA.
This is why we never use any of the following ingredients:
We never use parabens. We use very small amounts of selected safe preservatives that are non-persistent in the environment.
The use of parabens in beauty and pharmaceutical products is becoming increasingly controversial. parabens have displayed the ability to slightly mimic oestrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer) and have been found in very small amounts in some breast cancer tumours. However there is still a lack of evidence on both sides to conclude this debate meaning we have decided to use alternative preservatives.
Mineral oil, also known as liquid paraffin, is derived from petroleum and cannot be synthesised by the skin. These ingredients are cheap and they block pores and diminish the skin's ability to breath and function. We never use petroleum-based ingredients, choosing instead plant-based oils which are similar to the skin's own sebum. They also benefit from being rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, simply absorbing and assisting the skin's natural functions and helping improve its condition.
Silicones are never used in our products. Silicones are often used in the beauty industry to achieve a silk-like feeling when applied to the skin but they do this by creating a plastic-like film on the skin. This alters the skin's ability to process toxins and can mean irritants are trapped on the skin's surface and pores are more easily blocked. They are also non-biodegradable. On product labels you will be able to identify them by the following words: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone and dimethicone copolyol.
Our fragrances are 100% naturally developed from blending pure plant and flower essential oils. The most immediate form of sensory reception is through smell. Visual stimuli are processed by the cerebral cortex, whereas aroma passes straight to the olfactory bulb upon which it is immediately 'felt'. Our blends have been created to uniquely reflect this and help invigorate, uplift or relax.
'Parfum' is often listed on other brands' product labels and can hide synthetic chemicals. These can cause allergic responses.
Sulfates are essentially an inexpensive foaming agent often seen as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) on ingredient lists. In clinical studies SLS is often used to generate skin irritation before products designed to sooth are applied. SLS should be avoided in all skincare.
Propylene glycol is one of the more common petrochemicals used in skincare products for its moisturising properties However, is also a skin irritant and can trigger eczema.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in personal cosmetics, such as nail polish, hairsprays, soaps, cleansers and shampoos and are often listed as dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP). Phthalates are a frequent component of synthetic fragrances ('parfum') as they hold scent very well. However, regulations do not require the listing of the individual fragrance ingredients. As a consumer you are not easily able to determine from the ingredient declaration if phthalates are present in a fragrance. Two decades of research suggest that phthalates disrupt hormonal systems and can impact on fertility levels.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are living species that have had their DNA engineered (or designed) artificially in order to make them stronger, bigger, longer-lasting or hardier than in their natural form. The last 30 years has seen a boom in the practices of GMO to boost yields.
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) is used in some brands as cleansing agents, emulsifiers or surfactants. Worryingly, widespread testing has found many impurities present in various PEG compounds including heavy metals such as lead, iron, cobalt, nickel, cadmium and arsenic. Many of these impurities are linked to serious illnesses.
Triethanolamine (TEA) is a clear and viscous liquid that has an ammonia-like smell. It helps water-soluble and oil-soluble ingredients to blend together and is also used to balance pH in cosmetics and personal care products. It is a skin and eye irritant.
DEA is diethanolamine, a chemical that is used as a wetting agent in some brands' creams. DEA is used widely because it keeps a favourable consistency in lotions and creams. DEA can react with other ingredients when placed in formulations and has formed a potent carcinogen called nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA).